SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Food, Beverage & Supplement Development - Asia PacificEU edition | US edition

Headlines > Formulation

Chinese team show potential of curcumin for E. coli control in pigs

A new study shows curcumin is effective in improving the immune status of weaned piglets, and could be part of a producer’s toolbox in a shift away from antibiotics.

Sabinsa expands Ayurvedic herb cultivation as demand grows

Botanical supplier Sabinsa is expanding its existing cultivation program for Indian herbs to ensure sustainable supply of ingredients such as turmeric, gac, and black ginger, in order to match demand...

Comment

Could humor be the secret weapon in the GMO debate?

Attacking biotech companies and spurning ‘artificial’ ingredients will usually generate some positive PR for your business, even if food scientists wearily point out that there are greater threats to our...

Special edition: authentic tea tastes

What do scientists say about tea? Black tea and blood pressure; green tea and MRIs

Green tea could improve the quality of MRI scans, while black tea may decrease blood pressure, suggest scientists.

Special edition: Authentic Tea Tastes

What’s next in tea? Functional claims, hot tea pods, and increased attention from Coca-Cola

Major soft drink players are turning their attention to tea as a focal point for innovation and volume growth, delegates at World Tea Expo will hear this week.

China

Malaysia joins forces with China to open halal lab in Gansu

A joint-venture between China and Malaysia has led to the opening of a halal food laboratory in northwestern China.

India

Agriculture minister urges Indian farmers to grow flood-tolerant rice

India’s agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh has asked farmers from 15 states to grow flood-tolerant rice varieties including Swarna-Sub1.

UK team shows insect feed comparable to fishmeal

Insect derived protein meal has a similar amino acid profile to fishmeal and can be used in broiler diets with no effect on weight gain or FCR, found a UK...

Guest essay

The outstanding India-IRRI partnership

At the time of establishing the International Rice Research Institute (Irri) in 1960, Dr Sterling Wortman of the Rockefeller Foundation seriously considered India as a potential location for the institute....

Vitamin K1 may improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels for pre-diabetics

Supplements containing vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) may improve glycemic status and insulin sensitivity for premenopausal and pre-diabetic women, says a new study.

Australia

Back to the future: When hi-tech turns to old-fashioned viticulture

A South Australian vision of a vineyard of the future is already producing results in viticulture today.

60-second interview: Lisa Andrews, research & development assistant, Wixon

Edible insects in focus: What is cricket flour like to work with?

Edible insects - crickets in particular – have picked up a lot of positive PR lately as firms look for alternative sources of protein. But what is cricket flour like...

Changing how rice is cooked could cut calories

A novel cooking and cooling process for rice could help slash the number of calories absorbed by the body by more than half by increasing levels of resistant starch, say...

Malaysia

Nestlé shows consumers how to tell fake Milo after counterfeit bust

Milo’s supposedly biggest market, Malaysia, was dealt a scare over the weekend after thousands of packs of the exceptionally popular chocolate milk powder were seized by inspectors in Negeri Sembilan....

China

ConsumerLab takes its ingredient safety reports to China

ConsumerLab.com (CL) has launched a Chinese-language service, cn.ConsumerLab.com, to help consumers in China evaluate the safety of food products.

Malaysia

Collagen suitable for Muslims and Hindus launched for first time

A Malaysian company has released the world’s first food-grade sheep collagen on the market to tap into religiously observant markets for which beef or pork are not allowed.

Vitamin D deficiency closely linked to diabetes but not obesity: Study

People who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, regardless of how much they weigh, say researchers.

Australia

Beer researchers look for the secrets behind the perfect head

Queensland researchers have begun a study to prescribing the unique molecular signature of Queensland’s iconic XXXX beer.

New patented probiotic for Nestlé toddler formula

Nestlé and Swedish-based supplier BioGaia have announced the launch of a new toddler formula containing the patented probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis.

India

India on way to developing more drought-resistant variety of rice

A US-India commercial research project has hit a milestone in its goal to develop water use efficient (WUE) rice.

Australia

Glucosamine and chondroitin trial results lauded by non-pharma body

Australia’s complementary healthcare lobby has welcomed the results of a study that shows that the benefits of taking glucosamine and chondroitin for osteoarthritis of the knee are equivalent to taking...

Microbiome changes linked to onset of type 1 diabetes

Data from the largest follow up study yet suggests that there is a significant shift in the species diversity seen in the microbiome before the onset of type 1 diabetes.

The tropical fruit with a vibrant red colour and anti-oxidant credentials

Breathing fire into confectionery: Dragon fruit a ‘promising’ ingredient for functional confections

Red pitaya fruit puree could prove a ‘promising and safe functional ingredient’ for gummy confections, according to a new Malaysian study.

Australia

Omega-3 capsule concentration is mostly mislabelled, say researchers

Most of New Zealand’s omega-3 fish oil capsules have less fatty acid that the level shown on the label, scientists have found. 

News in brief

Researchers unravel Tibetan barley genome

Scientists in southern China have mapped the Tibetan highland barley, the country’s staple food, for the first time. 

Key Industry Events

Vitafoods Asia 2015

Hong Kong / Conference and exhibition

Read more

Fi Asia

Bangkok / Conference and exhibition

Read more

Food Vision USA 2015

Chicago, IL / Conference

Read more

Access all events listing